BASKING RIDGE, N.J. and SAN DIEGO, CA — Verizon Wireless, the nation's leading wireless provider, and LG Electronics MobileComm USA, Inc. (LG Mobile Phones) today announced the availability of the LG VX8300 phone, the latest addition to the line-up of V CAST Music-enabled phones. Incorporating many of the popular features from its predecessor, the LG VX8100, the LG VX8300 features significant upgrades including a slimmer, more streamline form factor, OLED external screen and microSD external memory.
V CAST Music lets customers play music on their wireless phones the same device they have come to rely upon for entertainment, information and mobile communication. V CAST customers can browse, preview, download and play high-quality digital music from their LG VX8300 over Verizon Wireless' broadband network the most award-winning wireless broadband network in the nation or in the Verizon Wireless V CAST Music online store.
With V CAST on the LG VX8300, customers can view video clips from the hottest names in entertainment, news, sports and more in the palms of their hands. V CAST is currently available to more than 150 million Americans from coast to coast.
In addition to the upgrades, the stylish LG VX8300 offers a classic clamshell design, exchangeable vCards with Bluetooth wireless technology, and a variety of other features, making it the perfect entertainment and communication device. The LG VX8300's advanced dual external stereo speakers ensure that music playback is crisp and vibrant, and the 1.3 megapixel digital camera enables Verizon Wireless customers to capture all of life's special moments in perfect detail. With the external microSD drive, it is easy to save up to 1,500 photos, up to one hour of video, or transfer your favorite songs from your music collection between your PC and your phone.
"The LG VX8300 brings our popular VX8100 up to speed with new technology and a sleeker, slimmer design," said Mr. Jeff Hwang, senior vice president of marketing and product management, LG Electronics MobileComm USA, Inc. "The features and storage capacity offered by the LG VX8300 paired with Verizon Wireless' excellent EV-DO network and outstanding V CAST service gives mobile phone users access to rich multimedia content including music, videos, and Internet information and content in the palms of their hands. Additionally, upgraded features like the microSD memory drive demonstrate LG's commitment to continually improve an already successful formula."
The VX8300 features all the must-have features that users have come to expect from LG and Verizon Wireless, including a 1.3 megapixel camera, FLIX Messaging, Mobile Web 2.0SM capability, mobile Instant Messaging (IM), PIX Messaging (MMS), full duplex speaker phone, and access to Verizon Wireless' V CAST multimedia service and V CAST Music. Additional features of the LG VX8300 include:
- V CAST-capable
- V CAST Music download songs over the air or transfer your own music collection onto the removable microSD memory card
- V CAST Video and 3D Games download or stream video from the best names in news, sports, entertainment and more or download the latest 3D games from top providers
- Get It Now®-capable download games, ring tones, wallpapers and more
- Mobile Web 2.0-capable customizable, enhanced wireless access to the latest in news, sports, weather and more
- microSD Memory Port to store music, pictures and videos (card sold separately)
- 1.3 megapixel camera and camcorder with flash
- Self-Portrait capability with flip closed, available in both video and camera modes
- Resolution: 1280 x 960, 640 x 480 (default), 320 x 240, 176 x 144, 160 x 120 Pixels
- Video Resolution: 176 x 144 Pixels
- Up to 4x digital zoom
- 3, 5 or 10 second self-timer
- Customizable brightness, white balance, shutter sound and color effects
- Night mode
- Bluetooth capable (v1.1) compatible with devices that support the headset, hands-free, Serial Port (SPP), Dial Up Networking (DUN), and/or Object Push (OPP) profile for vCard exchange*
- TXT, PIX and FLIX Messaging capability send and receive messages with text, sounds, photos and videos
- My Account access balance, minutes, usage, and payment info
- Instant Messaging capability
- External keys for easy access to V CAST Music
- Dual speakers for stereo sound
- Full-duplex speakerphone
- Enhanced speaker-independent voice recognition
- Voice commands: call, send message, go to, check, lookup, My Account
- Voice memo recording
- 72-chord polyphonic ring tone support
- 15 Unique ring tones, plus vibrate and silent modes
- TTY/TDD support
- Hearing aid compatible (M3-Rating)
- Personal organizer with calendar with scheduler, alarm clock, notepad, plus world clock, calculator, Ez tip calculator tools
- 500 contacts address book with five numbers, two e-mail addresses and a picture ID for each entry
- Speed dial (98 entries plus a voice mail default)
- English and Spanish language support
- Frequency: 1.9 GHz CDMA PCS, 800 MHz CDMA (digital dual-band)
- Dimensions: 3.58" (H) x 1.93" (W) x 0.92" (D)
- Weight: 3.88 oz.
- Internal LCD display: 262K Color TFT, 176 x 220 Pixels, 10 Lines
- External LCD display: 65K Color OLED, 96 x 96 Pixels, 6 Lines
- Standard battery: 1,100 mAh Li-Ion
- Usage time: up to 230 Minutes or
- Standby Time: up to 380 hours
To get V CAST from Verizon Wireless, customers simply equip their LG VX8300 with a V CAST VPak subscription for $15.00 monthly access added to their Verizon Wireless calling plan. Unlimited basic video clips are included, but application download fees apply for 3D games, music and premium video. For more information, visit www.getvcast.com.
The LG VX8300 is available for $99.99 after a $50.00 mail-in rebate and a new two-year customer agreement today in more than 1,900 Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and online at www.verizonwireless.com.
For more information on Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or visit www.verizonwireless.com.
* The VX8300 supports the headset, hands-free, Serial Port, Dial Up Networking and Object Push for vCard. It does not support all Bluetooth object transfer (OBEX) profiles.
About Verizon WirelessVerizon Wireless owns and operates the nation's most reliable wireless network, serving 53 million voice and data customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). Find more information on the Web at www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.
About LG Electronics, Inc. LG Electronics, Inc., (KSE: 06657.KS) is the leader in consumer electronics and mobile communications. The company has more than 72,000 employees working in 77 subsidiaries and marketing units around the world. LG Electronics is the world's largest producer of CDMA handsets, optical storage devices, residential air conditioners and home theater system. With total revenue of more than USD 35 billion (consolidated USD 45 billion), LG Electronics is comprised of four business units: Mobile Communications, Digital Appliance, Digital Display and Digital Media.
About LG Electronics Mobile Communications CompanyLG Electronics Mobile Communications Company is the world's leading manufacturer of WCDMA (UMTS), CDMA. The company provides a total range of wireless solutions, and is rapidly establishing a global presence as it cultivates international market share in 3G handsets. For more information please visit www.lgusa.com.####